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Watchdog agency concludes that Homeland Security does not take the necessary steps to prevent contractors in service roles from overstepping their bounds.
Democrats point out that Congress hasn’t passed a veterans appropriations measure before the end of the fiscal year since fiscal 1997.
Defense officials say the office would be redundant and deplete the department’s regular inspector general of needed personnel.
New bill will not include a provision that allows IGs to send their budgets directly to Congress; White House had objected to that language.
Two-thirds of Americans questioned said they don’t understand how government spends its money; 92 percent said they’re unsure the best value is received on ...
Hearing will serve as a reminder that federal officials must steer clear of politics on the job during the 2008 elections.
Oregon Democrat who placed the hold wants assurances that the agency will take steps to prevent unethical behavior.
Sides are locked in a stalemate over Democratic plans to spend about $23 billion more than the $933 billion Bush wants.